I'm writing a novel. Now what?


This is the face of terror. Of horror. The face of a peaceful winter afternoon of leisure, shockingly disrupted by the realization that I've finally started to write the book that I've been pondering for years.


But now what?


Now I get to start writing.


And now I get to share all the terror and horror of writing my first novel with all of you.


In the coming weeks and months (let's be honest...and years) I will share the process of crafting my first novel under this, the watchful gaze of the internet. This seems like a wonderful idea, as the internet is widely known to be filled only with happy rainbows and smiling kittens.


So help me take the next step. If you've written a novel, what are your best tips and pointers? If you've always wanted to write one, but never started, what held you back? If you have a story burning inside you like I do, maybe we can face down the tyranny of the blank page together.


Shoot me a comment below, and tell me about your project. Let's get writing.

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Rachel is an accomplished writer, editor, and teacher. She has written everything from textbooks and teachers' guides to websites and workbooks. Rachel taught high school English in Baltimore, where she also coached an award-winning speech team. She wrote and spoke all over Capitol Hill and for organizations back home in Minnesota. Writing and public speaking are second nature to Rachel, and she's here to give you the tools you need to feel the same way.  

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